Christopher Frost

Name

Christopher Frost

Biography

Education:

MA in Composing For Film & Television (Kingston University)

BA (Hons) Music (University of Southampton)

Theatre:

2019                Queereteria TV, Above The Stag Theatre: Musical Director

“… this is by far one of the oddest shows I have ever seen. And it was brilliant for it … No matter the subject matter, the songs remained engaging and hilarious through the entire show … The small cast oozes with talent, delivering some of the most intelligent and impressive writing I’ve ever experienced … All in all, if you want something completely out of the ordinary that’s going to push you as a viewer, Queereteria TV is a five-star must-see.”
(James Cunningham-Curry – Gscene, April 2019)

“Ashton-Bullock, and Musical Director Christopher Frost, have crafted some genuinelybeautiful numbers, perhaps most notably ‘We Hadn’t Slept for Twenty Years’, a song full of pathos and longing.”
(Archie Whyld – The Play’s The Thing UK, April 2019)

“The songs … as solo pieces for Bell or the entire ensemble, are among the most varied and captivating pieces that Chris Frost and Ashton-Bullock have yet composed together.”
(Matt Smith – Clash, April 2019)

 

2016                Andy Bell Is … Torsten, The Beautiful Libertine, Above The Stag Theatre

“Frost’s score matches the mood of the piece, sultry, sassy, reflective and, peculiarly, almost every song sounds like one you know. This is no bad thing; it’s quite a skill to write music which seems familiar but which is absolutely its own thing. Frost manages to provide a musical link between the weird, slightly intoxicating world of Torsten’s memories and the audience’s own lives.” (Live Theatre UK, March 2016)

“For many, Andy Bell will be the primary attraction. He speaks Torsten’s non-musical musing as voice-over while suitably reacting on stage; it is an internal monologue that makes the live songs seem more like confession. Christopher Frost’s music, tuneful and reflective allows Bell to deliver them with an openness that hides nothing from the audience.” (British Theatre Guide, March 2016)

“… the musical is the perfect mix of introspection and humour, from the beautiful music, to the expertly written script, there’s something rather profound and enchanting about the whole production.” (QX Magazine, March 2016)

 

2014                Andy Bell Is … Torsten The Bareback Saint, Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

“Bell’s voice is exquisite … He is accompanied by versatile musician Christopher Frost onstage, ranging across musical genres from torch ballads, via jazz, to the kind of electro-pop which made Bell’s name.”  ****
(Loran Irvine – The List, August 2014)
“Once in a while at the Edinburgh Fringe you stumble across an interesting and adventurous piece of theatre, a so-called diamond in the rough, proving the point of the festical and displaying plenty of creative, sparkling life in the industry wilderness … As an intorudcitons to Torsten … this is a very firm, gripping and dominant beginning.”
(Stuart Saint, August 2014) ****
“The songs themselves are catchy, cabaret-style tunes tunes covering a variety of musical genres from elcetro-pop to jazz to dance to ballads and some others I just can’t place but they stil haunt me.” ****
(Lauren Stonebanks – SGfringe, August 2014)

Discography:

Andy Bell, 2019. Andy Bell Is … Torsten In Queereteria [CD, digital download]. UK: Strike Force Entertainment under license to Cherry Red Records. Theatrical song cycle third installment.

Andy Bell, 2016. Variance II – The Torsten The Beautiful Libertine Remixes [CD limited edition]. UK: Strike Force Entertainment under license to Cherry Red Records. Remix album.

Andy Bell, 2016. Andy Bell Is … Torsten The Beautiful Libertine [CD, digital download]. UK: Strike Force Entertainment under license to Cherry Red Records. Theatrical song cycle second installment.

Andy Bell, 2015. Variance – The Torsten The Bareback Saint Remixes [CD limited edition]. UK: Strike Force Entertainment under license to Cherry Red Records. Remix album.

Andy Bell, 2014. Andy Bell Is … Torsten The Bareback Saint [CD, digital download]. UK: Strike Force Entertainment under license to Cherry Red Records. Theatrical song cycle.

Videos:

‘We Hadn’t Slept For Twenty Years’ from Torsten In Queereteria

‘Fountain Of Youth’ from Torsten The Bareback Saint

‘I Don’t Like’ from Torsten The Bareback Saint

‘My Precious One’ from Torsten The Beautiful Libertine

‘A Hundred Years Plus Today’ from Torsten In Queereteria

‘Silence Is Golden’ from Torsten In Queereteria

‘Queereteria’ from Torsten In Queereteria

‘Weston-super-Mare’ (Radio Super Mix) from Torsten The Bareback Saint

‘Torsten The Beautiful Libertine’ album sampler

Edinburgh Fringe 2014 – ‘Torsten The Bareback Saint’ live session and interview

‘My Precious One’ live session on BBC Radio 2’s Madeley On Sunday 14/02/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website

chrisfrostmusic.com

Writer Type

Composer